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Become a Doula!

Professional Education Offerings

Are you ready to become a DONA International birth doula? Our professional, unique, and unparalleled teaching style ensures you will have the tools and resources necessary to start on your journey as a birth professional.

 

We've been honored to teach at the following

*Harvard Medical School *Tufts Medical School * Birthwise Midwifery School * BirthRoots * Northern Essex Community College* Haverhill High School * Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital * Plymouth State University * Maine Medical Center * Brandywine Counseling NJ * Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission * Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation * Rutland Regional Medical Center  VT * Springfield Hospital VT * Willow Domestic Violence Center * Warrensville Community Baptist Church, OH *  Enon’s Ministry, PA* Healthy Families, MA*

Haverhill High School, MA* Greely High School Cumberland, ME*

DONA International Approved Virtual Birth Doula Workshops

DONA International approved Birth Doula trainer since 2006, Tara Campbell, CD(DONA), BDT, LCCE has trained over 15,000 birth doulas nationwide. Tara offers an engaging and unique teaching style, allowing students the opportunity to learn in a supportive classroom environment

We recognize each student's individual learning style and tailor our teaching strategy to suit the student’s needs in our online learning environment. 

​Workshops are taught virtually via the Zoom platform (students can attend any location they desire).​ In order to get credit for the workshop you must complete the workshop in its entirety. Students must have their video on and participate in class discussions.

FAQ: Click here

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I recently took a Birth Doula Workshop with Tara, Lorie, and Erin through Birthing Gently. Not only did they make the material interesting and fun, they made space and time for all of the students to ask questions, share experiences, and interact. Our workshop was richer because the instructors knew how to teach, listen, and care. They came with a wealth of knowledge and experience and I left feeling filled and ready to share what I learned with birthing parents. I highly, highly recommend this training!

Lindsey Smith

3 Day Virtual DONA International Birth Doula Workshop   $500.00

Includes: 

* 7 hr Introduction to Childbirth Education for new Doulas class.

* 16 hr approved DONA International Birth Doula Workshop

* Certificate issued upon completion 

* 30 min Zoom group support check-in session one month post-workshop.

* Invitation to join our Facebook support group

 

Workshop Schedule:
Fridays 8:00am-4:00pm EST      (Lunch 12pm-12:30pm & 2 -15min Breaks)       

Sat/Sun 9:00am-6:30pm  EST   (Lunch 12pm-1pm & 2 -15min Breaks)
*Students can expect to spend between about 1 hr each night on homework assignments.

Register Below

2024 Session Dates

March 22-24

Charlotte NC

April 19-21

Philadelphia, PA

May 17-19

Boston, MA

July 19-21

Boston, MA

Aug 9-11

Charlotte, NC

Sept 20-22

Philadelphia, PA

Oct 18-20

Boston, MA

Nov 15-17

Charlotte, NC

Dec 6-8

Haverhill, MA

10 Week Virtual Comprehensive DONA International Birth Doula Workshop   $1200.00

Offers a slower-paced learning style with a smaller group size.
 

Includes: 

*  7 hr Introduction to Childbirth Education for new Doulas class.

* 16 hr approved DONA International Birth Doula Workshop

* 3 hr Breastfeeding for Professionals Class

* Two 60min lectures from our guest speakers.

* Two 60 min Zoom group support check sessions (open discussion and review).

* Certificate issued upon completion

*  30 min Zoom group support check-in session one month post-workshop.

* Invitation to join our Facebook support group

Workshop Schedule
10 weeks - 3hr Sessions 6:00pm-9:00 EST pm Thursday Evenings.

Register Below

2024 Session Dates

Start date: March 7, 2024

3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9

Start date: Sept 12, 2024

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14

Breastfeeding For Professionals Class $150

This class fulfills DONA International breastfeeding education requirement for both birth and postpartum doulas. .

This 3-hour breastfeeding workshop covers the basics of breastfeeding and is offered to birth and postpartum-related professionals. Certificate issued upon completion. 

Workshop Schedule

Fridays from 5:00pm-8:00pm EST 

*Runs after the Birth Doula Workshop Ends 

 


Register Below

2024 Session Dates

March 22 Breastfeeding Workshop

Charlotte NC

April 19 Breastfeeding Workshop

Philadelphia, PA

May 17 Breastfeeding Workshop

Boston, MA

Aug 9 Breastfeeding Workshop

Charlotte, NC

Sept 20 Breastfeeding Workshop

Philadelphia, PA

Oct 18 Breastfeeding Workshop

Boston, MA

Nov 15 Breastfeeding Workshop

Charlotte, NC

Dec 6 Breastfeeding Workshop

Haverhill, MA

3-Day Virtual Birth Doula Training Workshop

$500

Please indicate city and date of training

*Please read Workshop Policy before making payment.  Payment denotes agreement.

10 Week Virtual Comprehensive

 Doula Training

$1200

*Please read Workshop Policy before making payment.  Payment denotes agreement.

Breastfeeding for Professionals 

$150

Please indicate city and date of training

*Please read Workshop Policy before making payment.  Payment denotes agreement.

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PREREQUISITES 

 

Prerequisites for DONA workshops include:

  • Read DONA International Birth and Postpartum Position Paper

  • Read “The Birth Partner: by Penny Simkin and Katie Rohs

Certificates of completion will be sent electronically once the student has:

  • Completed the DONA International workshop evaluation. Evaluation will be sent out via email from DONA International directly. 

  • Doula will use another person (family/friend/colleague) to practice live on Zoom with the trainer offering guidance (during the workshop). OR  The doula will submit a video/or photos back to the trainer demonstrating the skills on another person (family/friend/colleague) and discussing them with the trainer.

 

PAYMENT PLANS Create your payment plan!

Email doula@birthinggently.com with the following:​

  • Your full name

  • The start date of the workshop you would like to attend

  • The deposit amount you will pay to hold your spot, we will invoice you via PayPal

  • The dates and amounts you would like to be invoiced for

 

You must be paid in full by the first day of class

EARN FREE TUITION  

  • Invite 2 other participants to register with you (friends, family, coworkers) and receive your tuition free!

  • Alternatively, the one free tuition could be used across all three participants to discount all participants' tuition. 

  • All three participants DO NOT need to attend the same scheduled Birth Doula workshop dates.

REPLACEMENT BIRTH DOULA WORKSHOP CERTIFICATE

$25.00

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